Visual arts

Visual arts

Our arts programme, hosted in the Institute's Brancuși Hall, presents significant names and trends in Romanian arts of all generations and in all eras. With the support of the RCI, Romanian artists also exhibit in well-known museums and galleries in and outside London. Our art programmes include design, fashion and architecture - hence extending beyond traditional boundaries. Among our partners in the arts are major institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Art, London Festival of Architecture and Design.

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Britain's Capital of the Romanian Blouse

Britain's Capital of the Romanian Blouse

Discover the full breadth of myths and ornaments, simplicity and beauty of the Romanian Blouse, in a series of events celebrating this object of universal admiration. On 24 June, the Romanian Cultural Institute in London and the Embassy of Romania in the UK are marking the Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse with a programme of events...

24/06/2020 @ RCI London's facebook & youtube pages
British-Romanian Encounters on International Museum Day

British-Romanian Encounters on International Museum Day

Join us for a magnificent day out at your favourite British and Romanian museums in the company of renowned art authorities including Jill Cook of the British Museum, Lucy Bayley of the Tate Modern, Paula Popoiu of Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, Erwin Kessler of the Museum of Recent Art (MARe) Bucharest and curators Peter Harrap,...

18/05/2020 @ RCI London's facebook page
'The Need for Belonging?' Exhibition by Anca Stefanescu

'The Need for Belonging?' Exhibition by Anca Stefanescu

The Romanian Cultural Institute in London is delighted to open the 2020 visual arts programme in its Brâncuși Gallery with "The Need for Belonging?" exhibition by Oxford-based Anca Stefanescu. Born in 1974, Anca Stefanescu began studying painting at the age of 12. Since then arts has always been her passion, and...

15/01 - 07/02/2020 @ Brâncuși Gallery, RCI London, 1 Belgrave Square
The Striking Artwork of Radu Oreian, on Show for London’s Frieze Week

The Striking Artwork of Radu Oreian, on Show for London’s Frieze Week

Following his successful 2017 exhibition in Marseille, accomplished Romanian artist Radu Oreian arrives on Britain’s thriving art scene in two special events celebrating his first solo show in London, entitled 'Microscripts and Melted Matters'. Open at Fitzrovia’s Noho Studios in collaboration with Gallery Nosco, the show is...

27/09 - 06/10/2019 @ RCI London and Noho Studios
‘Desolation: Corpus Aliena’ - A Photography Exhibition by Paul Arion

‘Desolation: Corpus Aliena’ - A Photography Exhibition by Paul Arion

London-based artist Paul Arion, the only Romanian with three Oscars in his resume, is our special guest this summer. His photography exhibition, entitled ‘Desolation: Corpus Aliena’, opens in our Brâncuși Gallery with a talk between the artist and the show’s curator, photographer and director of London’s Italian...

10/07 - 22/09/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse: a London Celebration

The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse: a London Celebration

Every year, on 24 June, The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse is celebrated worldwide. To mark the occasion, we invite you to join us at 1 Belgrave Square for the opening of an exhibition of vintage Romanian blouses from the collection of violist Marie-Jeanne Mai-Antal. Comprising no fewer than 30 exquisite garments that will be on display...

23/06/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Building on the Past: Pioneer Romanian Women in Architecture

Building on the Past: Pioneer Romanian Women in Architecture

This June, to mark Romania’s eighth participation at the London Festival of Architecture, a citywide celebration of architectural innovation and international built environment, we focus on female creativity and bring to the fore some of Romania’s most remarkable talents in the field. The role and recognition of women’s...

19 - 28/06/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Centre, 18 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6EQ
Outstanding Women Architects in Romania

Outstanding Women Architects in Romania

This June, to mark Romania’s eighth participation at the London Festival of Architecture, a citywide celebration of architectural innovation and international built environment, we focus on female creativity and bring to the fore some of Romania’s most remarkable talents in the field. Throughout the years, several courageous...

13 - 28/06/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Gheorghe Fikl: The End of History

Gheorghe Fikl: The End of History

Gheorghe Fikl, one of Romania’s most original and thought-provoking contemporary artists, opens his first UK solo show at 1 Belgrave Square. The exhibition brings together a selection of large-scale, oil-on-canvas works from three of his recent series, developed during 2015 – 2019: El Angel Exterminador, End of...

28/05/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Romania’s Art Publications Pack a Punch at Tate Modern

Romania’s Art Publications Pack a Punch at Tate Modern

This year, P U N C H Bucharest returns to the British capital for yet another display of editorial artistry at Offprint London, one of the UK’s largest art publishing fairs. Romania’s fourth consecutive participation at the major event, which takes over Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for a whole weekend in May, also features a...

17 - 19/05/2019 @ Tate Modern – Turbine Hall, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
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